If you are new to bodybuilding in Abu Dhabi or Dubai this short guide will help you understand what’s involved in bodybuilding in the UAE.
Article Contributor: Andrew
Weight loss isn’t just about dieting. Yes, you can lose weight with diet alone but unless you exercise and train regularly in the UAE your weight loss will fluctuate. Diet (nutrition) alone means you won’t be increasing your fitness levels and you won’t be toning your body which can lead to muscle loss and sagging skin.
Combining a great diet and nutrition program with exercise ensures you are getting the best of both. You’ll be losing weight faster thanks to your increased activity and you’ll be improving your appearance through targeted body toning exercises.
So, with that in mind what are some of the best exercises methods for weight loss in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah?
Interval training, also known as High Intensity Interval Training is a form of exercise which can improve cardio performance and also help you get a full body workout which can lead to excellent results when it comes to weight loss. You alternate intensive and often short periods of anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery times until you are basically exhausted.
As well as cardio, HIIT programs can also be used with weights for increased body toning.
How does HIIT help you lose weight?
When you do HIIT training you are effectively forcing your body to use energy from fat instead of carbs. What this means is that you are losing fat more rapidly and your body will stay in this fat burning mode even after your workout has finished. Some HIIT training experts believe that fat burning can continue for up to 24 hours are your workout. Ultimately this means the more fat your burn the more fat you will lose.
What kind of routines are used in a HIIT training session for weight loss?
There is no set HIIT routine because HIIT can include many different exercises and machines. You can design your own HIIT workouts of get one designed for you by a male or female personal trainer in the UAE.
As an example, the following are effective fat burning exercises, which, ultimately can lead to weight loss.
How much weight can I lose by doing HIIT exercises?
HIIT is a proven way to lose weight by burning fat. According to an article on Healthline HIIT can help fat loss for adults who are overweight and obese. Over a 12 week period one study found that by doing HIIT 3 times per week for 20 minutes per day the average weight loss was 2 kg after 12 weeks.
Interestingly this study was done without any dietary changes which ultimately means weight loss results could possibly be increased when you factor in a healthy diet program too.
Many men and women in the UAE are mistaken by thinking that weight training is only used to increase muscle. Likewise, many women are concerned that lifting weights will make them become too bulky. This simply isn’t the case.
Yes, weight lifting can help you bulk up but that is dependant on how you lift weights, how often and what intensity.
Weight lifting for weight loss is ideal because resistance training is proven to provide results. Also, weight lifting helps to burn fat even after your workout has finished.
How does weight lifting help you lose weight?
To start with, weight lifting is a type of resistance training. But, with any kind of resistance training in order to lose weight effectively you need to also be in a calorie deficit. What this means is you need to be burning more calories than you are consuming. In other words, resistance training will help but it will only be useful if you change your diet too.
There are of course more beneficial ways to lose weight like cardio training but if weight training interests you there are way to make better use of it for fat and weight loss.
Weight training supports weight loss by building muscle mass and reducing fat. When you do a good weight training session your body will continue to burn calories even after you rest which all add to your calorie deficit which ultimately leads to weight loss.
What kind of weight lifting can I do do lose more weight?
Weigh training isn’t the most efficient way to lose weight as we mentioned above. But, when you add weight training into your exercise routine it helps in a couple of ways.
Bootcamp has become extremely popular in Abu Dhabi and Dubai over the last few years and it’s easy to see why. Just a couple of bootcamp training sessions a week can really help you shed some pounds and also get you in great shape, fitness wise.
Of course bootcamp isn’t just used for weight loss. It’s a great training method for maintenance too. What we mean by this is that regular bootcamp training will keep you in great form physically and mentally.
How does bootcamp help with weight loss?
Bootcamp are high intensity workouts. They can effectively help to burn calories which in turn will lead to weight loss when combined with a calorie controlled diet.
As well as providing a great overall workout for weight loss, bootcamp also provides many other benefits including strength training, flexibility and of course cardio fitness.
What’s more, bootcamp training in Abu Dhabi or Dubai is usually provided to smaller groups of people who have a similar level of fitness so you’ll never feel too overwhelmed when it comes to training.
There are many male and female personal trainers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on the UAE Personal Trainers website who can help with creating bootcamp programs for beginners who want to lose weight.
While boxing is a contact sport the training and workout methods associated with boxing are great for weight loss and general fitness too.
It takes a lot of hard work, optimal diet and precise training to achieve the level of fitness that professional male and female boxers enjoy.
Boxing for weight loss training comes in a couple of different forms but they are basically all based around the training methods that professional boxers use.
Great as a cardio workout, boxercise is also one of the most beneficial ways to burn calories effectively.
How does boxing for fitness help you lose weight?
When combined with a calorie controlled diet, boxing can burn up to 1000 calories per workout which is much higher when compared to many cardio based exercise routines.
Of course these number does vary from one person to the next and does depend on the type of boxing workouts that are used during the training session.
Boxing for fitness personal trainers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah can create a great program for you based on your current fitness level and your weight loss goals.
As well as being great for weight loss, a good boxfit or boxercise workout will also provide you with many other fitness benefits including improved cardio performance, increased hand-eye co-ordination, anger management and much more.
There’s no doubt that running (jogging) is one of the most popular fitness activities in the UAE. Whether you choose to run in the great outdoors in Abu Dhabi or prefer to use a treadmill to clock up the KM’s in Dubai either option provides an easy way to lose weight when combined with a good nutrition program.
Running in the UAE is great for people who don’t want to join a gym or don’t want specific workout equipment at home. It’s free and one of the most beneficial exercises you can do for long term fitness or other fitness goals like weight loss and improved cardio health.
How does running help you lose weight?
Running helps you lose weight because it is a highly energetic form of cardio exercise. It burns a large amount of calories so when you are on a calorie controlled diet it can be easier to be in a calorie deficit.
The distance and the pace can also be varied to provide more calorie burning.
For example, short bursts of sprinting followed by slower pace which is repeated multiple times will burn more calories and you’ll continue to burn calories even after your workout has finished.
Crossfit is another popular training method in the UAE for weight loss. This exercise method can be enjoyed by all ages.
Many people like crossfit because it can be tailored to your specific level of fitness. This included complete beginners and advanced fitness trainees.
Crossfit can be energetic so when you start it’s better to ease into it gradually to prevent yourself from burning out.
In the UAE, Crossfit training combines many different types of training. This includes bodyweight training, cardio training, strength and more. When you combine all of these into a single workout you’ll never get bored because routines can be changed.
Weight loss and dieting can often be an overwhelming subject and there are so many different options available.
When you combine a sensible nutrition program with one (or more) of the training methods above you will soon be on your way to losing weight and most importantly keeping the weight off in the long term.